Collective motion in fishes, Princeton

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Postdoctoral Research Position – Collective Motion and Decision-Making in Schooling Fish

Posted by Simon Garnier on Mar 25 2010 in Available positions, Events • No comment


Start date: Mid-October 2010 or sooner


A postdoctoral position is available in the Collective Animal Behavior Laboratory at Princeton University to study collective information processing using schooling fish as a model system. This is part of a multidisciplinary investigation of decision-making by animal groups. Specifically we aim to explore the interplay between individual heterogeneity, spatial organization, and collective decision-making dynamics.


While a comprehension of modeling techniques may be useful this is first and foremost an experimental position and as such you must have experience of working with animals (ideally, but not essentially, with fish). The CouzinLab is a highly inter-disciplinary environment with an integrated research program involving automated tracking, computational modeling and controlled experimentation. See for further details.


You will be a team-player to capitalize on these technologies and collaborative possibilities with a passion for biology and the capability to provide leadership in our experimental research program.


To apply, please send a CV and a statement of research interests to Prof. Iain D. Couzin at with “Schooling” in the subject line.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and particularly welcomes nominations of women and members of underrepresented minority groups.


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